as amended, Santiago. Planning and zoning:
begin delete densityend delete bonuses: mixed-use projects.
The Planning and Zoning Law requires, when an applicant proposes a housing development within the jurisdiction of the local government, that the city, county, or city and county provide the developer with a density bonus and other incentives or concessions for the production of lower income housing units or for the donation of land within the development if the developer, among other things, agrees to construct a specified percentage of units for very low, low-, or moderate-income households or qualifying residents.
begin delete bill would,end delete when an applicant for approval for commercial development agrees to partner with an affordable housing developer to
construct a begin delete mixed-used project for which the housing will be located onsite at the proposed commercial
development,end delete require a city, county, or city and county to grant to the commercial developer a begin delete densityend delete bonus, as specified. By increasing the duties of local officials relating to the administration of begin delete densityend delete
bonuses, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
The Legislature finds and declares that the
2development of affordable housing is a matter of statewide concern
3and is not a municipal affair as that term is used in Section 5 of
4Article XI of the California Constitution. Therefore, Section
565915.7 of the Government Code, as proposed to be added by this
6act, shall apply to all cities, including charter cities.
Section 65915.7 is added to the Government Code, to
(a) When an applicant for approval for commercial
10development agrees to partner with an affordable housing developer
11to construct a
begin delete mixed-used project for which the housing will be
12located onsite at the proposed commercial development,end delete
14 the city, county, or city and county shall, in addition to any density
15bonus and incentives or concessions granted to the affordable
16housing developer as prescribed in Section 65915, grant to the commercial
begin delete densityend delete bonus as prescribed in subdivision
P3 1(b) The
begin delete densityend delete bonus granted to the commercial
2developer shall mean
begin delete exceptions resulting in significant cost
3reductions over the maximum allowable intensity in the general
4plan, zoning ordinance, or other regulation of the city, county, or
5city and county, including, but not limited to, floor area ratios, and
6may include modification to development standards such as height
7and parking requirements.end delete
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
11Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
12a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service
13charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or
14level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section
1517556 of the Government Code.